Public Disclosure, Reputation Sensitivity, and Labor Law Compliance: Evidence from Better Factories Cambodia

Debra Ang, Drusilla Brown, Rajeev Dehejia, Raymond Robertson

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Abstract

Public disclosure of labor conditions has been suggested as one way to encourage compliance with labor law and improvements in working conditions. Analyzing labor law compliance data in the apparel industry from Better Factories Cambodia, this paper finds that after the elimination of public disclosure of factory-level noncompliance the rate of increase in compliance slowed,but did not return to the baseline, even in the absence of a reputation sensitive buyer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-607
Number of pages14
JournalReview of Development Economics
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development

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